The oral mucosa needs to be thoroughly examined by a professional during a dental visit. This oral examination can be further enhanced by the use of Velscope an innovative technology that helps dental providers see what may not be an obvious lesion. This tool along with an OralCDx laboratory workup is the perfect combination to check for oral cancer.
If the laboratory analysis comes out positive for dysplastic cells, your dental provider can then proceed with an oralDNA test that can find potential bacterial/viral infections that can cause stress in the oral mucosa, and lead to potential tumor formations. With this tool, patients can be screened early and prevent the devastating effects of cancer that is not treated early (metastasis or excessive growth and tissue damage)